Church Tech Snack Pack #086

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I love me some cheese puffs (see the featured image?).

The only problem is, they’re not easy to eat while using a computer.

Am I right? (I’m especially looking at you, white Mac keyboard…)

Enough nonsense…here come the links…

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Social Media Fails: Staffers Gone Rogue

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In this short series on social media fails, we’ve looked at various categories of campaigns or posts gone bad. Most of them were either bad timing, bad judgment, or bad research. In this post, we’ll look at some major gaffes that were the result of staffers gone rogue. One of the best known examples is British […]

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BASICS Notebook: The Everything Notebook

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In case you’re new here, allow me to let you in on a little secret: I have a problem with notebooks. Seriously, I’m sitting in my office at church right now, and I have forty brand new, unused notebooks. The sickest part is that I’m not done yet, people. I’m always looking for more. Whether […]

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6 Ways to Use Email for Digital Discipleship

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I recently wrote a piece on just how biblical digital discipleship really is, and got a lot of feedback asking for more practical approaches. Well, you asked for it. Over the next few months, I’ll write some thoughts on how to use certain tools and channels for making disciples digitally. Let’s start with email. Digital discipleship […]

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Building a Youth Group Website

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Thirty-one. Besides being the number of the ideal woman—get it? (Proverbs 31)—thirty-one is also my age. Yes, that’s right: I’m old. And as such, I’ve moved beyond youth ministry, and yet I still have a deep passion for reaching young people and an enduring respect for those who still bear the calling to reach them. […]

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4 Reasons to Take Church Mobile Giving Seriously

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I’ve always loved the way the Apostle John ended his Gospel: “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25, ESV). And, loving this verse as I do, I […]

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The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic]

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Do you remember when you had to keep track of how many text messages you sent? We’ve come a long way. And while text messaging (SMS) is often overlooked as “aged” technology, it is a super effective for communication, marketing, and even sending your church tithe! From 1984 to today, here’s a quick look at […]

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30 Tips for Church Stage Designs

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The new e-book from Jonathan Malm, Set the Stage, is chocked full of philosophy and ideas for improving your church stage designs. Sprinkled throughout, are quick tips from some of the top stage designers out there. Check out the full collection here, then check out Set the Stage, to get even more help taking your […]

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Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Social Media?

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In the last year or so, several people I know have made the decision to say goodbye to social media. Facebook in particular seems to be losing its attraction, although Twitter is not immune to this either. The pruning of social media is a trend, to be sure. More and more well-known blogs are closing […]

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